Viewers, critics disagree on Batman vs Superman

Critics did not have very kind words for Batman vs. Superman: The Dawn of Justice, as it received two and a half stars on rating site, Rotten Tomatoes.

However, everyday viewers seemed to disagree with that as the DC comics movie is breaking records already and has a rather high rating on IMDB, 7.5 stars. Within the first weekend, the film had brought in a cool $172 million in domestic sales, a new record for a March and Easter weekend opener.

Ben Affleck stars as the black-suited, tech-equipped Batman, while Henry Cavill is the cap wearing, S-chested Superman. Jesse Eisenberg is not left behind, starring as Lex Luther, but this time, with unkempt hair and not the common bald head that Superman fans are accustomed to. The film pits the two beloved superheroes against each other and is considered a sequel of Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel.

It begins by reminding the viewers of where the two heroes came from, re-enacting the death of Bruce Wayne’s parents and the destruction of Metropolis by Superman in Man of Steel. It is a slow-progressing movie that tries hard to achieve a climax, but for some, it may fail to do so.

‘The Dawn of Justice’ is a what could be considered a ‘graphic run movie’ as the CGI effects have no blemish and were definitely micromanaged to ensure no mistakes were made. The script is however, a bit clogged and may be a bit complicated for someone who is not fully into DC Comics and its vocabulary.

A lot of the actions in the movie seem to suggest a Justice League sequel in the near future, as several parts of the story line are left open and unanswered.

Some of the other DC comic heroes involved in the movie are Wonder Woman and Aquaman, played by Gal Gadot and Jason Momoa respectively. Gadot is known for her role in ‘The Fast and the Furious’ film series, while Momoa is known famously for his role as Khal Drogo in HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’.

This has proven to be the kind of film where professional critics and viewers are at loggerheads over whether the film deserves a high rating, or if it should be thrown to the trash.  Much of the fan base had strong concerns about Affleck coming into this role, and the opinions are just as scattered as the movie reviews. That being said, ‘Batman vs Superman: The Dawn of Justice’ may be a film that one has to see for themselves in order to judge.

Collins Maroa
Staff Reporter

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